Access and Equity

This Access and Equity Policy seeks to create a training environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment, and allows students to understand the training program they are enrolling in and then subsequently preform to their full potential.

GlobalNet promotes fair and equal access, for all students and potential students regardless of characteristics such as:

  • race;
  • age;
  • sexual orientation;
  • lawful sexual activity;
  • gender;
  • gender identity;
  • intersex;
  • marital status;
  • relationship status;
  • pregnancy;
  • breastfeeding;
  • parental status;
  • family responsibilities;
  • disability;
  • industrial activity;
  • political belief or affiliation;
  • political activity;
  • religious belief or affiliation;
  • religious activity;
  • irrelevant criminal record;
  • irrelevant medical record;
  • association with a person who has, or is believed to have, any of these attributes.

Access and Equity covers three general areas: Discrimination, Harassment and Affirmative Action, which are governed by State and/or Federal legislation, including:

Tasmanian

  • Tasmania Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 (TAS)

Federal

  • Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth);
  • Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986) (Cth);
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth);
  • Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth);
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth);
  • Work Place Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth);
  • Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

GlobalNet will ensure:

  • all training and assessment policies and procedures incorporate access and equity principles
  • all students will have equitable access to training and assessment activities regardless of any characteristics list above
  • all students will have equitable access to training resources and materials, facilities, equipment, information, support services, training and assessment opportunities and training and assessment facilitators
  • all enrolments into training programs will be conducted in an ethical and responsible manner, ensuring fairness and compliance to the above mentioned legislation.

We may, on occasion, be unable to provide our training services to an individual where:

  • the training would require special services and/or facilities which GlobalNet Academy cannot supply or imposes unjustifiable hardship on GlobalNet Academy;
  • is for the benefit of a group which is disadvantaged or has a special need because of a prescribed attribute;
  • require participants to have no criminal history because of the requirements of the training or training location; or
  • require delivery in a language other than that being offered by the training course

GlobalNet Academy is committed to providing a safe and accessible learning environment, ensuring training and assessment services:

  • are based on adult learning principles
  • use competency-based training
  • incorporate flexible delivery based as much as possible on individual needs
  • use inclusive language
  • provide for different learning styles
  • recognise prior learning

GlobalNet will ensure that:

  • students have access to resources that will provide them with opportunities to access language, literacy and numeracy and/or counselling services as required
  • systems and classroom management procedures reflect the commitment to access and equity and ensure that the dignity and privacy of individuals is respected at all times
  • the grievance and appeals process is understood by staff and students.
  • feedback from students and staff in respect of access and equity issues  is monitored to ensure that any issues are recognised and rectified as quickly as possible
  • privacy of individuals is respected at all times
  • assessment processes are valid, reliable, flexible and fair and post assessment guidance is available to all individuals where individuals have been deemed not yet competent